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Rex Art @ NAMTA 2009

Katrina and I just returned back from this year’s National Art Materials Trade Show, which was held in Louisville, KY. The NAMTA show is the biggest show in the industry and all the major companies are there to show off their wares exclusively to businesses in the art materials trade. This show is always a great to attend because we get to meet with all our favorite suppliers face to face, and get to see all the new and not so new fabulous products that they produce up close and personal.

We had never been to Louisville before, and we really enjoyed the city. We stayed at a very cool hotel downtown called the 21c Museum Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by art everywhere you go. When we heard about it we had to stay there! There was art in each room, in the hallways, by the elevators, and they also had a full museum downstairs which featured several artists. It was really a fabulous place to stay, and I highly recommend it if you ever are in Louisville. A hotel like the 21c would be much more expensive if it were located in a city like New York, San Francisco, or Miami. Here are a couple of shots of the hotel, and also their cool interactive feature by the elevator.

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

Pan Bronze in the Proof on Main Bar @ the 21c

Pan Bronze in the Proof on Main Bar @ the 21c

21c Elevator Interactive Art

21c Elevator Interactive Art

21c Hotel Room

21c Hotel Room

Of course, the main reason we attend NAMTA each year are the art supplies. At Rex Art we always like to make sure we are offering some of the latest and greatest materials in our industry to you, our customers. This year’s show offered some great exciting new products that you will be seeing shortly on our digital shelves, but in the meantime here is a little preview of some things to come…

Daler Rowney Simply Products

Daler Rowney Simply Products

Langton Watercolor Spiral Book

Langton Watercolor Spiral Book

F&W is Back in Big Bottles!

F&W is Back in Big Bottles!

A Holiday Preview - Georgian Wood Box Sets!

A Holiday Preview - Georgian Wood Box Sets!

Caran d'Ache Limited Edition Set

Caran d'Ache Limited Edition Set

Caran d'Ache Hat Set

Caran d'Ache Hat Set

New Cretacolor Set!

New Cretacolor Set!

New Sennelier Professional Acrylic Paints!

New Sennelier Professional Acrylic Paints!

New Faber Castell Watercolor Set

New Faber Castell Watercolor Set

Holiday Preview - Grumbacher Paint Sets

Holiday Preview - Grumbacher Paint Sets

Shiva Professional Oils from Richeson get a facelift!

Shiva Professional Oils from Richeson get a facelift!

Cool Bookmaking Kits!

Cool Bookmaking Kits!

Jason and Brooke show off the new Case Envy Book!

Jason and Brooke show off the new Case Envy Book!

Kat models with the cool Louisville horses!

Kat models with the cool Louisville horses! Bye for now!

Spring is here and so is Watercolor season @ Rex Art!

OK, so I know we are located in Miami, Florida and the arrival of Spring time does not quite have the same significance as it does up in the more Northern States. However, that does not mean that we do not understand what a great time of the year it is to finally get outside and start painting. Certainly one of the most popular plein air mediums is watercolor due to its quick drying properties and compactness. There are a couple of additional specials that I wanted to share that are easily missed but will make your watercolor excursions even more enjoyable!

If you like your watercolors in pencil format we carry several lines, but by far the most popular brand we sell is the Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils. The Durer line of watercolor pencils are regarded as some of the finest watercolor pencils available today, and would make an outstanding addition to your portfolio of artistic supplies.

Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils

Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils



To make this even better, right now we are offering a FREE Loew Cornell brush with the purchase of any Albrecht Durer watercolor set! Just add this coupon to your cart.

Another option in watercolor pencils are the Prismacolor Watercolor pencils in open stock in case you want to pick out individual colors. Right now they are on sale at 50% off or only $0.80 per pencil!

If you prefer a more traditional version of watercolor we also offer a fantastic selection of watercolor tubes from Maimeri, Sennelier, Daler Rowney, Quiller, and Grumbacher.

Right now if you purchase any brand of watercolors that total over $100 we will include 3 Free tubes of Quiller Watercolor so you can try them for Free!



Lastly, one of the newest items we carry for watercolor, and has turned out to be very popular are the Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Blocks, Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper Packs, and Artisti Blocks. Fabriano has been making beautiful papers for a long time, and these watercolor papers are no exception. The Artistico watercolor paper packs are especially popular because of their reduced sizes, quality and affordability.

So get out there and enjoy Springtime and send us some pictures of your wonderful artwork. Who knows we might even post a few here for others to enjoy! You can also share your painting experiences by leaving your comments!